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Fw: [NBB] 1 continuing Williamson's Sap plus Townsend's Solitaire at Boggs Mtn

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  • Jerry White
    ... From: George Griffeth To: northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 9:57 PM Subject: [NBB] 1 continuing Williamson s Sap plus
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: George Griffeth
      To: northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 9:57 PM
      Subject: [NBB] 1 continuing Williamson's Sap plus Townsend's Solitaire at Boggs Mtn


      A female WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER was spotted around 3:45pm today (to
      one's great relief after about 5-1/2 hours in the vicinity) at
      the same location where both sexes of the species were reported by
      Lisa Hug on Nov. 4, namely the Calso Campground in the Boggs Mtn
      Demonstration State Forest, off Hwy 175 in southern Lake County. The
      bird was visible for several minutes in the vicinity of a large flock
      of Western Bluebirds, Pygmy Nuthatches, and Golden-crowned Kinglets,
      with smaller numbers of Ruby-crowneds, Red-breasted Nuthatches, a
      couple of Hutton's Vireos, and at least one Downy Woodpecker, which
      species were present in the area throughout the afternoon.

      Around 12:30pm, a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was seen and photographed
      about 1/4 mile to the west of the campground, on a higher, flat area
      not far to the north of Forestry Rd (see below), reached by walking
      uphill from the campground, in sight of the road, until the ground
      finally flattens before dropping off sharply further west. A male
      PILEATED WOODPECKER was also seen and heard (repeatedly) in that
      vicinity. The Solitaire was initially seen with a good-sized flock
      of mostly WeBl's.

      Directions to the campground are:
      In Boggs Mtn State Demonstration State Forest, near Middletown in
      Lake County, and marked on many road maps. From Middletown, take Hwy
      175 NW to mile post 18.24, and turn right onto Forestry Rd, and
      follow that dirt road 1.7 miles east. The campground has a sign at
      its 1st turnoff, on the left side of Forestry Rd. The WiSa was seen
      near two trail markers marking "Thinner and Gails" (not a vaudeville
      team but two trails, I later learned), just off a second turning into
      the campground, just 50-100 ft. past the Calso Campground sign &
      turnoff.





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